Lightlife not present in frozen segment, the largest part of US meat-free market

Analysis: Maple Leaf's move into meat-free

It was Maple Leaf Foods' first major acquisition for over a decade and one very much in tune with one of the key trends in the North America...

Danone's plans to  grow in  US yogurt, baby food

CAGNY analysis: Danone's growth strategy

Danone focused much of its presentation at this week's Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference on its plans for the US. The French gro...

At CAGNY, General Mills sought to convince investors of plan to revitalise sales

How General Mills plans to grow - CAGNY

General Mills last week lowered its already weak forecast for its annual sales due to lower-tha-expected sales in US yogurt and soup. Unsurp...

'Product quality and healthier options are eating marketing'

US food next wave on display at Winter Fancy Food

A veteran of attending the annual Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, just-food's US columnist Victor Martino reflects on the changes s...

Kraft Heinz eyes Unilever deal

Does Kraft Heinz want to swallow Unilever whole?

Kraft Heinz's takeover bid for Unilever came as something of a shock today – not least because of the seeming unlikely pairing of the 3G Cap...

Schneider (left) remains committed to health and wellness strategy

Focus: Nestle CEO plan to balance sales, earnings

Announcing's Nestle 2016 results today (16 February) newly-installed CEO Mark Schneider revealed growth at the Swiss food giant came in belo...

Will Kellogg's DSD exit help it grow in US snacks? - analysis 15 Feb 17

Kellogg's decision to end the direct store delivery (DSD) of its snacks in the US is expected to give the company's profitability some momentum, with the Cheez-It owner saying the move would leave it better placed to grow revenues from that part of its business. However, the Pringles maker faces an uphill challenge to turn around declining sales trends. Katy Askew reports. 

Why Reckitt Benckiser has moved for Mead Johnson - analysis 10 Feb 17

Mead Johnson has been the subject of takeover talk ever since it was spun-off from pharma group Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2009. Today's (10 February) news that the board of the US infant formula business has backed a potential sale came as little surprise - but what has raised eyebrows is the seemingly unlikely source of interest, UK condom-to-cleaning product provider Reckitt Benckiser. Katy Askew looks at the potential deal.

Thought Leaders

Unilever 'giving serious thought to split'

Katy Askew | 27 Feb 17 Unilever could separate its food business from its home and personal care units following strategy review

Unilever has declined to comment on a report suggesting the company is considering splitting in two, spinning off its food business – including brands like Knorr and Hellmann's – from its home and personal care units.

Mead Johnson acquires Bega Cheese capacity

John Shepherd | 27 Feb 17 Mead said deal 'strengthens our ability to protect and expand our growth in China'

US-based infant formula business Mead Johnson has agreed to acquire spray drying and finishing capabilities from Australian food group Bega Cheese to strengthen expansion plans for the Chinese market.

Buffett: no back-up deal for Kraft Heinz

Dean Best | 27 Feb 17 Buffett says multiples mean 'very, very, very tough to make an intelligent deal'

Warren Buffett has said Kraft Heinz has not prepared "a back-up deal" in the wake of Unilever rejecting the US group's proposed takeover offer.

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Ireland in "enhanced" beef exports to Saudi Arabia

Danish Crown's Tulip warns bacon site jobs at risk

Dawn Farms to create 150 jobs with R&D investment

UK's Frank Dale Foods to call in liquidator

Divine Chocolate books profit boost

Nortura launches meat-free range 

"All of the major dairy companies are aware of us" - A2 Milk Co. chairman David Hearn on the company's rise 24 Feb 17

Dean BestA2 Milk riding growing demand for formula in China

New Zealand-based A2 Milk Co. markets products it says eases the digestive issues some adults and children get from consuming dairy and infant formula - and it is a business growing rapidly, fuelled by demand in China. Dean Best caught up with A2 Milk chairman David Hearn the day after the company booked a set of bumper half-year results.

Sanderson Farms CFO Mike Cockrell on US poultry prices, benchmarking, Trump and Mexico - the just-food interview, part two 22 Feb 17

Dean BestSanderson: 'Benchmarking good for consumers because it makes us all more efficient'

The US poultry sector has been under scrutiny in recent quarters, with a number of the largest processors named in a lawsuit alleging companies fixed prices and questions over the use of a key, weekly chicken-price index. Throw in tough market conditions, concerns over the trade priorities of the Trump administration and the rise of meat alternatives and there is much for poultry industry boardrooms to ponder. Dean Best chewed the fat with Sanderson Farms CFO Mike Cockrell.

"We haven't had a customer ask for antibiotic-free" - The just-food interview with Sanderson Farms CFO Mike Cockrell, part one 22 Feb 17

Dean BestSanderson Farms says majority of US consumers 'do not care' about use of antibiotics in meat

Meat processed without the use of antibiotics has become one of the fastest-growing areas of the sector in the US. Fears over antibiotic resistance in humans, as well as the expanding underlying demand for food perceived to be cleaner or simpler, has driven a number of the country's processors to reappraise how they use antibiotics. One company that is so far refusing to go down the antibiotic-free path is poultry processor Sanderson Farms. Dean Best spoke to Sanderson Farms' CFO, Mike Cockrell, to find out more.

just-food back up and running

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 23 Feb 17

To follow on from our earlier notice and after some hard work from our technical team, just-food is back live after today's power outage.

Storm Doris causes power outage at just-food

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 23 Feb 17

Much of the UK has felt the impact of Storm Doris today - and just-food's head office has been no exception.

Fyffes to face Ethical Trading Initiative disciplinary committee

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 17 Feb 17

A year after union officials alleged Fyffes abused workers on plantations in Central America - and called on the produce giant to be kicked out of the Ethical Trading Initiative forum - the company is set to go before a committee at the UK-based organisation.

Kraft Heinz approaches Unilever with merger offer

Kraft Heinz approaches Unilever with merger offer

3G Capital and Warren Buffett's latest move in food has been to sound out the Ben & Jerry's and Knorr owner about a combination.

Nestle's new CEO unveils 2016 results - and sets out stall

Nestle's new CEO unveils 2016 results - and sets out stall

The numbers from the world's largest food maker included its slowest growth for 20 years, while new boss Mark Schneider ended the company's long-standing sales target and set out plans to step up restructuring.

All change at Aryzta

All change at Aryzta

The Switzerland-based bakery group, facing questions over its performance from some investors, has announced the resignations of its CEO and CFO.

Reckitt Benckiser's surprise move for Mead Johnson

Reckitt Benckiser's surprise move for Mead Johnson

The Dettol-to-Durex owner has tabled a takeover bid for the US-based infant formula group.

Consumer and Market Insights: Bakery and Cereals in the UK

Consumer and Market Insights: Bakery and Cereals in the UK

The Bakery & Cereals market in the UK is led by the Bread & Rolls category in terms of both value and volume, while Cereal Bars are forecast to register the fastest growth among all categories during 2015-2020. Hypermarkets & Supermarkets represent the largest distribution channel for Bakery & Cereals in the country... Read more

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